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Thursday, July 17, 2014

By Jitendra Singh

HCIL recalls 1338 units of Accord and CR-V to replace passenger air bag inflator

Honda Cars India is recalling a total of 1,338 units of its premium sedan Accord and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between 2002 and 2003 to replace a faulty part in the passenger side airbags. The recall, which is part of Honda's global recall regarding the potential defect related to passenger air bag announced in June 2014, would cover 1,085 units of Accord and 253 units of CR-V. "The company would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side air bag inflator of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactured in 2003 and one unit of CR-V manufactured in 2002," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement. 
 
Honda CR-V Front View Picture
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Last month, Honda Motor Co had announced recalling over 20 lakh vehicles globally over potentially flawed air bag inflators made in 2000-02. Honda said the replacement of the faulty part would be carried out free of cost at its dealerships across India in a phased manner and the company will communicate with contactable customers directly. 
 
Honda Accord Front Angle View Picture
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Elaborating on the potential defect in the air bag inflator, the company said that in case of certain vehicles, due to a problem during the propellant forming process, the casing of the inflator may get damaged when the airbag deploys in an accident or other situation potentially causing injury to vehicle occupants. 
 
 
Read complete story at Economic Times.

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